1. FYI WIRZ: Growing Up in Racing with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Joie Chitwood III

    Second and third generations often follow the lead of their elders with reference to vocation, but in motorsports a career seems to take on extra flurry that attracts and keeps families around speed...

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  2. FYI WIRZ: NHRA Pro Stock Champions Look for Mello Yello Year That's Not Mellow

    NHRA Pro Stock champions Jeg Coughlin Jr., Allen Johnson, Greg Anderson and Jason Line have earned a combined 11championship trophies...

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  3. FYI WIRZ: Daytona Thunder Days Have Big Test, Big Crash, Bigger Results

    The mood and expectations were high for the much anticipated Daytona Thunder Fan Fest and testing for the new Gen-6 NASCAR Sprint Cup stock car in early January. No better place to test new equipment than the legendary 2...

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  4. FYI WIRZ: Juan Pablo Montoya, Marcos Ambrose Prepare for the Rolex 24

    It takes many days to prepare for a 24 hour race. Daily, shop hours often tick long into the night. Plus, the more time spent practicing on a race course like Daytona International Speedway, the better...

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  5. FYI WIRZ: Motorsports Champions Like NHRA's John Force Knows Fast and More

    Knowing what instantaneously released 8,000 horsepower can do to any driver’s concentration or body has a lot to do with winning...

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  6. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR and NHRA Champions Talk Contender Catapult

    It’s not certain what it takes for a viable motorsports driver and team in NASCAR and NHRA to rise to the level of a national championship, but champions have clues...

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  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Champion Ricky Stenhouse Provides Rides at Homestead-Miami

    Two-time NASCAR Nationwide champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. provided fast rides with media members at Homestead-Miami Speedway just days before the finale where James Buescher, Ricky Stenhouse Jr...

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  8. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Has Shrunk Top Contenders to 3 for Last 2 Races

    NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series has a season 36 races long that begins in winter and stretches about one month short of the start of the next winter...

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  9. FYI WIRZ: NHRA Pro Mod Hot Rods Are Scorching for Champion Troy Coughlin

    The 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season comes to a big end this weekend in Pomona, CA, but Team JEGS Pro Modified standout Troy Coughlin has already had a huge weekend...

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  10. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Four Chasers Hope for Top Results in Texas

    The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup is down to simple math: Three races remaining, 144 potential points with only one of the top four Chase leaders likely to take the prized No...

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  11. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chasers Hope the Martinsville Paper Clip Doesn't Bite Them

    NASCAR ’s Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders and 31 other NSCS drivers gear up for short-track speed on a popular Martinsville Speedway that held its first race in 1949...

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  12. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Tightens for Top 5 Going into Newly Paved Kansas

    The Hollywood Casino 400, the fifth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup trophy, will roar at the starting line of the 1.5-mile tri -oval with 15-degree banking at Kansas Speedway...

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  13. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Points Widen, Charlotte Vital, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. out

    With 288 points left in six races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup trophy and drivers sitting 40 or more points behind leader Brad Keselowski, the next race, the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, is vital...

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  14. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Chase Spots Take Math, Experience and Talladega Crashes

    According to Wikipedia data, NASCAR driver appearances in the Chase for the Sprint Cup show that experience counts as top contenders tend to repeat—yet only three drivers have taken home the big prize at the Homestead-Miami finale...

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  15. FYI WIRZ: Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chasers Look to Monster Dover

    The Chase for the Sprint Cup is getting hot for the Chasers as the season dwindles to just 384 potential points...

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  16. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Competition Heats Up for All in Fall at Loudon

    Fans like the excitement of playoffs and teams work all season to be there for them. That’s true in all sports and in NASCAR as well. The 36-race stock car racing season is months long and only the last 10 races determine the champion...

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  17. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Roars into Chicago with Field Razor Close

    The first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup gets the green flag on Sept. 16 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet , Illinois. The GEICO 400 on the 1...

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  18. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Shuffles Final Contenders with Scant Points for All

    The regular NASCAR season of 26 races is over and 12 drivers have qualified for the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship playoffs after an early morning finish dictated by sporadic rain in Richmond...

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  19. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and More Left Chasing the Chase

    NASCAR’s final regular season event, The Federated Auto Parts 400 on the .75-mile oval with 14 degree banking at Richmond International Raceway, commences September 8 at 7 p...

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  20. FYI WIRZ: NHRA's Big Go in Indy Fires Up Force, Capps, Bubble Boys and More

    The NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, has tradition and significance on its side. This week is the 58th annual drag racing event in a city known around the world for speed and motorsports excellence...

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  21. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Greg Biffle Powers to Top of Tight Chase Point Battle

    Ever since NASCAR switched to their version of playoffs—the Chase for the Championship in 2004 and then tweaked it with wild-cards and reduced points—the Chase for the Sprint Cup has added intensity to the first 26 races of the long season...

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  22. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Winners Chasing Jimmie Johnson into Fast Michigan

    The 26-race regular NASCAR Sprint Cup season has only four more races remaining before the Chase for the Sprint Cup 10-race playoff, but leaders are already chasing five-time NSCS champion Jimmie Johnson...

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  23. FYI WIRZ: Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski Thrive After Watkins Glen Drama

    Jimmie Johnson vaulted three spots to take the NASCAR Sprint Cup lead and Brad Keselowski stepped up two positions to join the elite top-five. Both have three wins so when the points are reset after Richmond they will likely occupy familiar top turf...

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  24. FYI WIRZ NASCAR Chase Math: 8 Points Between Top 4 Drivers, 5 Races to Go

    The spread between the top four NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers in the points lead is a mere eight points. With 13 different drivers having wins in 2012 going into race No. 22 at Watkins Glen this race weekend, points and wins have become gold...

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  25. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jeff Gordon Leaps Forward, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Grips Lead

    Thirteen different drivers have won out of 21 NSCS races in season 2012, and if that first number increases with drivers who have not yet gotten to victory lane in the next five ...

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